Linked by Zachary Pinter on Tue 27th Apr 2004 17:09 UTC
General Development Garbage collection (GC) is a technology that frees programmers from the hassle of explicitly managing memory allocation for every object they create. Traditionally, the benefit of this automation has come at the cost of significant overhead. However, more efficient algorithms and techniques, coupled with the increased computational power of computers have made the overhead negligible for all but the most extreme situations.
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Excellent Article
by Reformist on Wed 28th Apr 2004 01:07 UTC

Very informative and well written. I would have liked to see a little more detail on the methods used by the Java and .NET VMs, perhaps a diagram =)